Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek-7 Days

Duration: 7 Days


  • Duration 7 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4,130 meters | 13,549 feet
  • Trip Start and End Pokhara to Pokhara
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn


  • Be a part of Gurung culture in the village of Ghandruk.
  • Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) (6,993 meters |22,943 feet), Hiunchuli, Annapurna Mountain Chain, Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters |26,795 feet), Gangapurna (7,455 meters |24,457 feet), Tharpu Chuli (5,663 meters |18,579 feet)
  • Diving in the unique Gurung and Magar culture along the way
  • Experience a diverse landscape, including Lush forests, Terraced fields, Barren landscapes with snow-capped peaks, Glacier waterfalls/moraines
  • Enjoy the best view of one of the tallest mountains in the world, Mt. Annapurna, at a low altitude of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet)
  • Encounter elusive wildlife such as Himalayan Tahr, Danphe, Tibetan fox, and blue sheep
  • Relax in a natural hot spring for therapeutic relief of built-up fatigue in Jhinu
  • A chance to compare and experience the city and mountain life in Nepal.

The 7-Day Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers a moderately challenging yet popular journey. You will get the chance to be a part of the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the Gurung and Magar communities at a budget-friendly price.

This trekking route takes you from Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700 meters | 12,139 feet) to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), passing through the lush forests of Jhinu, Bamboo, and Deurali.

The trail is not excessively difficult, but it does include ascents and descents through the high hills of the Mahabharat range. Along the way, you'll cross several suspension bridges that may appear risky but are safe to walk.

The Annapurna Base Camp, situated in the Annapurna Valley at an elevation of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet), is the main highlight of the trek. Spending a night at the base camp allows you to witness the sunrise over the Annapurna Range.
The panoramic view from the base camp includes Annapurna I (8,091 meters | 26,545 feet), Annapurna II, Annapurna South (7,219 meters | 23,684 feet), Fishtail (6,993 meters | 22,943 feet), Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters | 26,795 feet), Ganagapurna, and many other peaks.

Best Time for Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days

The Best time for starting the 7-day Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is during the spring season (March-June) and autumn (September-December).

In spring, there will be red forests brimming with rhododendrons, and the skies will be clear after winter's passing, providing a picturesque backdrop for your journey.

Autumn offers a unique experience, with colorful yet not barren landscapes. This time of year also provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in the region's rich culture, as many festivals occur during this time.

It's worth mentioning that ABC is also considered a Monsoon Trek. This makes it an ideal destination for adventurers seeking to go on expeditions during their vacations. The trail features stairs throughout the journey, providing a challenging yet rewarding experience.

7 Days Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek: Is It Right for Me?

The 7-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary is a short and moderately challenging trail. The maximum altitude of this journey is 4,130 meters (13,553 feet). Over 7 days, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a blend of cultural and natural experiences. 

This trek is well-suited for individuals with an average level of physical fitness and offers an extraordinary Himalayan adventure despite its short duration.

In addition to the stunning scenery and trekking adventure, this journey is enhanced by interactions with the local people of the Annapurna region. Moreover, the culinary aspect of this trek is exceptional due to the abundance of resources at lower altitudes. This offers a mountain cuisine experience that surpasses other regions in the country. The availability of food and fuel ensures a satisfying culinary experience for hikers. This unique journey provides a wealth of experience at a relatively lower cost.

Permits and Guides for Short ABC Trek

This trip usually only requires one permit, The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), is usually required for trekking in the Annapurna region. 
The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit can be obtained and registered directly with the Tourism Board in Kathmandu or Pokhara. The cost of the ACAP permit varies based on nationality:

  • For foreigners, the price is $30.
  • For SAARC nationals, the cost is NPR 1,000 (approximately USD 8).

It's important to be aware that the Tourism Board will not process the ACAP for individuals who do not have a hired guide, as solo trekking by foreign visitors has been prohibited in Nepal since April 2023. Therefore, before starting the trek, it is necessary to have a guide from a registered travel agency.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days: Cost Breakdown

The normal cost for a short Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 day ranges from $500-$750 per person. This overall expense is influenced by factors such as the number of individuals, guides, porters, food, permits, and accommodations. 

This adventure is particularly noteworthy for its affordability, making it an ideal short trip for budget-conscious trekkers seeking a memorable experience. If you choose to hire only a guide and carry your gear, the cost can be further reduced throughout the journey.

Book This Trip

To reserve this Short Annapurna Trek for 2024, contact our team via WhatsApp at +977-9851083619 (Ram Krishna Timalsina) or email us at Alternatively, you can book the trip directly from our website. We are currently accepting last-minute bookings for the upcoming peak trekking season, and you can also book this adventure for the Spring/Autumn of 2024 or 2025.


The short Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days Itinerary is below:

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On our 1st day, after breakfast, our guide will pick us up from our hotel. We begin our drive from Pokhara passing by Kimche, Birethanti. Birenthanthi is also a tourist checkpoint so, we will see many travelers there. From Birethanti, we keep on driving through the simple village of Sauli Bazaar and Chane and finally reach Ulleri. After that, we start walking across Khumbu Khola and reach the traditional town of Gurung, Ghandruk. We will be staying for the night in Ghandruk.

On the 2nd day, we head toward the village, Chomrong. Chomrong is also the last settlement on the gateway of Annapurna Base Camp Trek. we start by going down from Ghandruk to Kyuri Khola and the Khimrong Danda. Along the way, we will see many terrace farms and head toward the village of Chomrong. We will stay in Chomrong for the night.

On the 3rd day, we head upward toward Khuldighar. Khuldighar used to be the Annapurna Conservation area checkpoint. After passing Khuldighar, we follow the trail through the bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach Himalaya. We will be staying in Himalaya for the night.

On the 4th day, we take the route which is covered in snow through Hinku, and Deurali, and pass Machhapuchhre Base camp. After crossing Machhapuchhre Base Camp we reach the Annapurna Base Camp. ABC presents you with the view of Annapurna I (8091m. | 26,545ft.), Khangsar Kang (4771m. | 15653ft.), Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machapuchare.

we will be staying in Annapurna Base Camp for the night.

On the 5th day, after staying in ABC, we head down the same route which goes to the bank of Modi Khola, and be on our way toward Bamboo. We will stay in Bamboo for the night.

On the 6th day, we hike upward to Sinuwa to reach Chomrong. After passing Chomrong we then move toward Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda has a natural hot spring, where we can relieve our fatigue of travel. We will stay in Jhinu for the night to relax our sore muscles after a therapeutic hot spring bath.

On the final day of the trek, we walk toward Nayapul by crossing Birethanti. After reaching Nayapul, we get on a vehicle and drive toward Pokhara where we will conclude our trekking.

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Cost Details


  • Shared tourist transfer to trekking starting point and Shared vehicle back to Pokhara after ending point. 
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced government-licensed guide.
  • Porter (1 for 2 trekkers) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
  • Accident insurance for all staff
  • Trekking map, cap, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit and oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitudes.
  • ACAP Permit & TIMS fee
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government taxes & office service charge


  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Snacks /Drinks/ hot shower and other personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff 
  • Anything not mentioned in the cost Inclusion Section

Useful Info

Physical requirements

While this trek doesn't have Strict needs, it's advisable to participate in comprehensive physical activities for a week or two before the journey. It's important to maintain a nutritious diet and refrain from smoking and alcohol. Keep proper hydration, even though the risk of mountain sickness is lower on this route.

Additionally, it's vital to pack attire and equipment suitable for fluctuating hot and cold weather conditions, as the trekking conditions may change. Being ready to adjust to the evolving surroundings and dress appropriately is important.

Food and Accommodation

ABC is near compared to any other mountain trek. The food and Accommodation facility is comparatively better due to easy reach.
Though you can’t find any luxury items as you can enjoy the luxurious nature itself so, you won't need anything else. While you can only find mountain goat and sheep meat at ABC. it is recommended to enjoy vegetarian food while hiking to remain in your best condition.

Be aware that you cannot bring meat products like Chicken, Beef, or pork, once you enter the Annapurna Conservation area. 

Networks and Wifi

When it comes to networks and Wi-Fi at Annapurna Base Camp. It's important to note that Wi-Fi service is not available after Chhomrong. However, mobile networks do work beyond that point. While mobile networks may not be suitable for accessing the internet, there are some places where Wi-Fi is provided. 

Note to travelers, that the cost of using Wi-Fi at these locations will be the responsibility of the user. Additionally, there is a possibility that the mobile network may also experience disruptions, so it's advisable to be prepared for potential network issues. This information is crucial for anyone planning a trip to Annapurna Base Camp, as it helps set realistic expectations and encourages preparedness for network-related challenges.

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